My goal as a parent is to keep my kids little forever, lol. Okay, not really! However i do wish I could keep them little, becaseu then I would know I can always protect them. Sadly they must grow up! My goal as a parent is to guide my children in the right direction, be there for them, love them, and support them. My oldest daughter is about to start driving. Talk about scary! I not only worry about what my daughter does while I’m not in the car, but about everyone around her. Like many other poeple we have lost lvoed ones due to car accidents, and drunk drivers. The thought of our little girl being out there is scary.
My husband and I start teaching all our kids how to drive early. My kids have been driving on our laps from the time they are old enough to sit there, and as they get older we teach them more. The last thing I want is my kid to be unexperienced when it comes to turning, stopping, going, etc. There is so many other things she needs to learn about, such as how to drive in traffic. NOT use her cell phone! OMG, see I’m freaking myself out all ready lol.
Did you know that summer is the deadliest time of year for teenage motor fatalities? We want our kids safe, which is why I wanted to share following tips from National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) can help keep your teen safe, and possibly save you money on insurance.
- Be sure to openly talk about your expectations and rules when you teen is behind the wheel, such as NO texting and driving (scary), or talking on their cell phones while driving. maybe tell them to wait until they are able to pull over to answer or use the phone. While I love my cell phone, they scare me while driving. Maybe you can consider negotiating a Teen Driving Contract that requires your teenager to avoid driving dangers, such as texting, drinking and driving, not wearing a seat belt, etc. Did you know the NAIC has a customizable online Teen Driving Contract? They sure do and you can learn more about it by clicking here.
- Accidents happen! I know it’s the last thing we want to happen, but when they do we need to be sure our teens know the proper steps to take to stay safe and protect their identities when exchanging information for a claim. To help you with this the NAIC has a FREE Wrech Check app that walks you through what to do, and what not to do after you have been in an accident. It will help you collect necessary information on the spot, then immediately emails a report to your home and insurance agen. You can find this app by visiting iTunes® and Google Play®.
- Another thing many parents might worry about is how much their insurance will go up after adding a teen driver. Adding a teen driver to your insurance can get pricey. Make sure both you and your teenage driving understand all the insurance implications of how even minor fender-benders can add up. If you would like more information you can visit NAIC’s website by clicking here.
Insureuonline.org has great information to help get parents and teens educated about the risk of unsafe driving.
My teen behind the wheel scared me. What are some other great tips you can give moms like me?